Is Social Media Harming Teens In Daily Life? In this new era of technological advancement, we have all kinds of new benefits, but the downsides of these things have been neglected. The most common of them being, smart phones and laptops. Through smart phones and laptop, we discovered new forms of communication and entertainment. One of them being the social media, from which you can chat with your friends or you, can use it as a source of entertainment.
Since the 21st century, it is no secret how social media has expanded, ranging from simple apps to complete sites. There are several negative effects, which are very harmful to our lives such as; cyberbullying, decreasing academic achievement and damaging the minds of the youth by restraining their physical socializing skills. The fact that social media can be accessed from any tablet, computer, or phone, with a connection to the internet, has posed many threats to today’s society. With easy accessibility to the internet, any child old enough to work a phone can connect to any social media site. Since technology is rapidly growing, cyberbullying is significantly popular on
Our research methods are successful in providing validity, but only to the extent that the researcher utilizes them to the best capacity; validity is increased when careful consideration is given to the particular method used. Critics of external validity must also question how important it is to the study at hand, and whether the experiment is looking to generalize across situations or to further the knowledge of a given theory. It is not so much that our methods are bad, as it is that they aren’t self-correcting. It is the job of the researcher to determine which method is the best match for their study in order to minimize error and maximize validity by controlling for threats within that method. Depending on the method of research, a loss in one form of validity might be worth the trade-off for higher validity in another area more meaningful to the current research.
It embodies in three aspects: First, the Internet seems to be available to everything. Any complicated problem can be simplified instantaneously as we touch the screen. Once the devices are inaccessible to Internet, however, people are prone to anxiety, even panic. Many of them find it is arduous to live through a day without smart phones or Pads. Some of them are even suffering from syndromes, like illusory auditory and highly sceptical of leaving out important calls or messages, which not only are bad to people 's health, but also have negative effects on normal life; second, because of the huge capacity of information storage of electronic devices, the masses are less likely to take advantage of another huger storage-their brains.
In recent discussions of smartphones, a controversial issue has been how the excessive use of smartphones are affecting the adolescents of this generation. Jean M. Twenge argues in her article, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” that the redundant use of these gadgets along with social media use is in fact detrimental to the current and upcoming generations. My experience using Snapchat, Instagram, and other applications on my smartphone supports Twenge’s stance because the excessive use of these applications has caused me to feel melancholic. According to Twenge, “Psychologically, however, they (iGens) are more vulnerable than Millennials were: Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011. It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades.
9/11 has made a big impact and has effected U.S citizens for many reasons. After 9/11 the U.S saw a birth of fear in all of its citizens. It caused everyone to become fearful of the future because nobody knew what was coming next. As a result, many citizens prefer to travel less because the fear of hijackers. Even though it can be cheaper to travel by plane most prefer to spend more money driving than risking getting on a plan that might be hijacked.
In his powerful 2016 essay, “ In the Depths of Digital Age," Edward Mendelsen persuades readers that humans are compelled to constantly change their perception of the world in both positive and negative ways as a direct result of the digital era. Changes caused by the digital revolution are abrupt and overpowering like an unpredictable storm. In consequence of this sudden transition and the development of the smartphone, people’s lives have become progressively public and accessible. The younger generation(s), especially, have a different understanding of privacy, and thus are prominently the ones to expose themselves on social media and the rest of the virtual world. Furthermore, not only are the physical aspects of people’s lives willingly being put on display, but also the emotional, making the society more vulnerable and permeable.
This may be true and their argument is valid, nevertheless, all the negative impacts on one’s physical as well as mental health and social life outweigh the mentioned advantages. Social media has various negative impacts on the physical well being. Excessive use of social media can jeopardize our health. First of all, it should be mentioned that the Internet, for instance, takes time away: instead of morning exercises, one would rather read some new portion of news or check e-mail. People are always staring at their smartphones either for reason or for no reason at all.
Social Media: Affects Relationships As technology progresses more and more, there have been great changes that have made our lives more easy and efficient. There are many advantages that technology has brought upon us, one in particular is the Internet. The Internet has allowed people to be connected quickly to information and be updated to the issues and happenings around us, but the social networks that have been invented to allow long distance connection have been resulting in negative outcomes for society and our generation. Social media gets in the way of building actual relationships, makes people become inauthentic about their lives and lowers their self-esteem, and has become a dangerous and threatening nature. During these days, it seems as if nobody can live without checking their social media accounts, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
However there are disadvantages of using any kind of technology, For instance like online fraud there is always a chance that someone could steal your information and use it for their benefits without you knowing till the that minute. It can effect our health too just like (Rodney, 2011) said “Young people are getting more and more addicted to mobile phones. Many scientists believe that radiation from mobile phones may cause blurring vision, headaches and earaches and may be the reason of cancer,